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Welcome to our latest blog in which we will discuss pet theft.
Right now, under English law, if your puppy gets stolen, it’s treated in the same way as having your phone stolen. That’s because the theft of a dog is currently treated as a loss of an owner’s property. But after a rise in dog thefts, a new law is now coming in which makes pet abduction a criminal offence in England.
Ministers hope the law will acknowledge the emotional distress which can be caused, after around 2,000 dogs were reported stolen last year. Seven in 10 pet thefts recorded by police involved dogs, according to a report by the pet theft taskforce.
In a recent BBC News article it was mentioned that these following steps could help prevent the theft of your loved one:
To read the article in full please see the BBC News article here.